America is home to some of the greatest companies in the world, but there are also many great companies outside the country's borders. In fact, nearly three-quarters of the world's companies are headquartered outside the US, and international investments represent 46% of global market capitalization.
How much do you need to save for retirement? It's one of the most common questions people have. And no wonder. There are so many imponderables: When will you retire? How much will you spend in retirement? And for how long?
Triggers for market volatility can come in many different shapes and sizes–policy uncertainty in Washington, earnings reports, geopolitical unrest, the list is almost endless. And market swings can rattle even seasoned investors' nerves. But volatility is part and parcel of investing.
Are you over age 70 and still working? You're not alone. Nearly 1 in 5 US residents between the ages of 70 and 75, and 1 in 10 aged 75 and older, continue to earn a paycheck, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
It became a truism during last year's rally that the market was expensive—and the conventional wisdom still seems to think valuations are elevated, even after February's correction. Fidelity sector strategist Denise Chisholm has a different take. "My historical analysis suggests that stocks are inexpensive—especially since we could be in the early stages of a profit recovery," she says.
As you turn age 65, your mailbox will likely be full of birthday cards, well wishes, and a deluge of information packets on Medicare, the government health care program for people age 65 and over. But what if you're not ready to retire? Do you keep your employer-sponsored health care coverage or go for Medicare?
Figuring out when and how to take Social Security can be a complicated decision, even if you are single. Here are some strategies to consider to help make the most of your Social Security benefits if you're widowed, divorced, or have never married.
In recent weeks, stocks have seen another round of heightened volatility. Tech stocks were among the most volatile parts of the market, as investors weighed the risk of new privacy concerns.
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